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Grain Sector Reform in China

  • Christopher Findlay


    (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

The stagnation of grain output per head in the 1990s in China raises questions about grain sector performance. This paper discusses the scope for further reforms to contribute to output growth. Opportunities for further reform in both input and output markets are identified. The potential contribution of research and development is also noted. The discussion is presented in the context of the forces for structural change in the economy associated with its rapid growth and industrialisation

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Paper provided by University of Adelaide, Chinese Economies Research Centre in its series Chinese Economies Research Centre (CERC) Working Papers with number 1997-01.

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Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:adl:cercwp:1997-01
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  1. Nguyen, Tin & Cheng, Enjiang & Findlay, Christopher, 1996. "Land fragmentation and farm productivity in China in the 1990s," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 7(2), pages 169-180.
  2. Enjiang Cheng & Christopher Findlay & Andrew Watson, 1997. "Internal Reform, Budget Issues and the Internationalisation of the Grain Market in China," Chinese Economies Research Centre (CERC) Working Papers 1997-02, University of Adelaide, Chinese Economies Research Centre.
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